About Bashar Qumseya
Here at the University of Florida Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, we constantly push the limit and our knowledge to provide minimally invasive procedures that can save patients’ lives. As an associate professor within our department, I treat patients for gastroesophageal reflux diseases, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal and gastrointestinal cancers, pancreas and biliary diseases, obesity and screening colonoscopy.
It all started at Beloit College, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with several awards. I attended medical school at St. George’s University, where I graduated with magna cum laude and was inducted into Iota Epsilon Alpha Medical Honor Society. I completed my residency in internal medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Thereafter, I completed two fellowships from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, one in gastroenterology and one in advanced endoscopy. Additionally, I obtained a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
Since 2015, I have been a member of the Standards of Practice Committee at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, where I currently serve as the chair. Through my role, I am developing and publishing clinical practice guidelines, which set the standards for clinical practice in gastroenterology in the U.S. and throughout the world.
My research interests are focused on Barrett’s esophagus, reflux, obesity and systematic reviews. I have over 100 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, clinical guidelines, book chapters and meeting abstracts that have been featured in high-impact medical journals and national news outlets.
When I’m not practicing at UF Health Shands Hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy gardening and playing guitar.
GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
- Barrett esophagus
- Colon cancer screening
- ESG – Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- TIF- Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Evidenced-based Outcomes
- Morbid Obesity, therapeutics, clinical outcomes, and adverse outcomes